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March 23, 2022

March Madness Comes to San Francisco's Chase Center, March 24-26

The NCAA Men's Basketball March Madness Tournament returns to San Francisco for the first time in more than 80 years as the state-of-the-art Chase Center hosts the West Regional round. The Sweet Sixteen tournament bracket is set and we are excited to welcome the top four seeds to San Francisco! Gonzaga, the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament faces No. 4 Arkansas at 4:09 p.m. PT and perennial powerhouse, No. 2 Duke, will square off against No. 4 Texas Tech at 6:39 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 24th at Chase Center.

The tournament action at Chase Center tips off with two games on Thursday, March 24, with the participating teams determined by prior matchups in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. This round is referred to as the Sweet Sixteen. The winners of Thursday’s games will advance to face each other on Saturday, March, 26, in the Elite Eight round with the winner of that game moving on to the Final Four. Thrive City, the outdoor plaza at Chase Center, will be home to family-friendly Fan Fest activities from March 24-26, including live entertainment, games, crafting stations, seating lounges, an outdoor basketball court, and much more!

Tickets and suites are currently sold out, so hit the secondary ticket market to secure your seats. For more info, click here.

Traveling to San Francisco for the tournament? We’ve got the best recommendations for local restaurants, getting around, and a host of activities to enjoy during your stay in the City by the Bay.

Dining

Experience San Francisco’s world-class culinary scene and dine out at one of our many award-winning restaurants. Our city has dozens of Michelin Starred restaurants where you can have the meal of a lifetime. Whether you want something upscale or casual, there are plenty of great choices downtown close to the Chase Center. Don’t wait to make your reservations!

Hotels

No matter how long you’re staying or what your budget is, San Francisco’s hotels offer you the flexibility you need. There are many great hotels within walking distance of Chase Center, including some newly opened properties. Book your stay now!

Transportation

Chase Center is accessible via public transit, walking, biking, or ride-share. To access Chase Center’s Transportation Guide, click here.

If you’re staying downtown, we recommend walking to Market Street and heading underground to a Muni station and boarding a K/T Train headed eastbound. Your NCAA game ticket will also serve as your free Muni ticket!  

If you plan to walk, the easiest and most straightforward path from downtown is heading south on Third Street. Another more scenic route would be to walk along the Embarcadero. Take a left on Third Street and cross the Lefty O’Doul Bridge in front of Oracle Park before continuing down Third Street.

Three-Day Itinerary

Want to see as much of San Francisco as you can before or between games? Read our perfect three-day itinerary for how to maximize your time. You can also check out our list of top 20 attractions.

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